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Prayer Wall for the Nation and the World
Join with other believers across the world to block enemy plans and call forth God’s purposes in the midst of so much chaos. "For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12 rsv
2020 PRAYER WALL (archived):
"Algeria’s blasphemy laws make it difficult for Christians to share their faith out of fear their conversation may be considered blasphemous and used against them. In Algeria, it’s forbidden by law to “shake the faith” of a Muslim.... Christians also suffer from harassment and discrimination in their daily life. Family members and neighbors try to force converts to adhere to Islamic norms and follow Islamic rites.... Female Christians from Muslim backgrounds are sometimes placed under house arrest by their families when their faith is discovered. They are not allowed to meet other Christians or to have any contact with them."
PRAYER WALL -What it's coming down to - Philippians 3:7-14
It's not about what a great job you have or how comfortable your life is, or even how much freedom your country gives you. It comes down to this: Do you know the Lord? And will you be found faithful?
Because this time we have here on earth is just the blink of an eye. It's our one shot to get it right. If we make it about how others treat us or whether or not we get what we want, we'll miss the crown. James 1:12. And you'll need that crown to lay at your King's feet.
"My beloved, I did not set you up for a fall. I am FOR you. The fight is not for all to go well for you, but for you to KNOW Me. Without trials, there is no faith. And without faith, there is no hope. And without hope, there is no love. Nothing the enemy does can happen without my allowing it. For I am still Sovereign. And if I allow it, then it is because I am doing something far greater. Right now, you might not see how what the enemy means for evil will turn out for great good. Romans 8:28. And if you do not lean on Me through this trial, you may never see it. But even if you can't see what I'm doing right now (and I am always doing many things in each trial), KNOW THIS: Whatever else I am also doing, I am ALWAYS drawing you closer to Myself. So, step into My open arms. Let Me pick you up and carry you over this ... to Myself. Exodus 19:4."
PRAYER WALL - Pray for those who are grieving
Lord, we ask You now for those who have lost loved ones, and are missing them so deeply this Christmas. Hold them close to Your heart. Fill their empty spaces with Your felt presence, and surprise them in special ways that they will know that they know that it is You. Comfort them with Your love, draw them up into Your arms, and give them a safe place to breathe. Build their faith, give them hope, fill them with peace, renew their joy, and remind them of how very deeply they are cherished and loved. In Your name. Amen.
PRAYER WALL - Are you ready? Matthew 25:1-13
As the darkness grows all the darker, it is not time for those who are of the Light to panic, but to PREPARE.
Lord, as we wait for You to appear, don't let us drift off into the hopelessness and fear of those who live in darkness. Awaken us. Set us free from the thought processes that have dimmed our faith, love, peace, hope, and joy. Renew our love for You, and burn so brightly within us that those who seek You will see us and know where to find You.
PRAYER WALL - Come to Me - Only I can give you what you're looking for - Isaiah 9:6, 26:3
This is what I felt the Lord saying to us today:
"There are decisions you are making, things you are saying that you regret, ways you are treating others that they don't deserve, courses you are on that will take your life faster in the enemy's directions. Stop what you're doing. Now. And get alone with Me. Ask Me what I want to do with your life. Because only when I am the Center of it all will you find the peace you are looking for.
"I am your Peace. Come to Me, and you will find Me. Right here. Waiting. Ready to fill you with what is lacking."
In some countries closed off to the Gospel of Christ, the Spirit has begun to move in powerful ways, growing the underground church and empowering them to reach the lost. Through social media, seekers in restricted areas have been reaching out on the internet to find Christians in open countries who will share Jesus with them. Not only that, but many lost from the closed countries we’ve been praying for are now moving to open countries. Some may even live just a few doors down from you.
Pray God will open the way for every seeker in persecuted areas of the world to hear the Good News in a way they can easily understand and be saved. Read more.
PRAYER WALL - Pray the lost will hear the Good News - Romans 10:13-15
"What’s it like to live in a country where celebrating Christmas is forbidden? ... I’ll tell you. Because we live there...." Read more at my blog.
For much of the world, this Christmas will be all the darker. Thousands of missionaries have been forced to leave their countries of service and return home -- some because of the pandemic, and others because of increased danger where Christians are persecuted. Pray for the lost who have no way to hear, for missionaries who long to be with the people God has laid on their hearts but can't, for the corners still left in utter darkness. Pray God will show them Who He is.
"Even in the face of terrible violence, Christians in Egypt have shown incredible grace and forgiveness—Coptic Christians were even nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their refusal to retaliate. Severe restrictions on building or securing places for worship often prevent Christians from congregating, in addition to hostility and violence toward believers who do gather. Christians, especially women, face discrimination in their workplaces and public spaces. ... Islamic extremist groups have targeted Christians and churches ... in numerous violent and deadly acts of persecution. Specifically, ISIS has publicly vowed to wage war on Christians."
As we get together for the holidays, please, Lord, come and meet us in powerful ways. Fill our homes with Your presence, cover us with Your peace. Give us gentle, kind words to turn away wrath. Guide our conversations over meals, as we talk together, and all throughout each day. Open up opportunities for us to speak words of life to draw others closer to You, and to turn the hearts of the lost to the One and only Savior. For those who are hurting this Thanksgiving, Lord, point them out to Christians who will step in and help, pouring out Your love in such abundant measures that they will see You as You truly are and choose to follow You with all their hearts. Show us, Lord, how we can be that blessing to others. We love You, Lord. We don't know what the future holds, or what this holiday will look like a year from now, but we know the One Who holds our future in His hands, and You, O Lord, are good.
Thank You, Father, for the privilege of religious freedom. Protect our persecuted brothers and sisters throughout the world who do not have that freedom. Give us strength to endure, faith to overcome, and the power of Your Spirit flowing through us to share Your love with those who sin against us. Remind us of the beauty of Your sacrifice and the bounty of Your grace and love. Give us courage to endure trials well, to love without borders, to share Your good news with the lost, to give to those who are in need. Fill our homes with Your presence. Empower us with Your grace. Flow through us in every situation and conversation. Let us see others through Your eyes and love as You have first loved us. Deepen our faith. And bring forth a Great Awakening in every nation. In Your name. Amen.
Lord, we thank You for the trials we've gone through this year, because we know that what the enemy has meant for evil You will turn out for good. Romans 8:28. Nothing he does can happen unless You allow it, and if You allow it, then it's because You are using it to do something good. Show us what You're doing, Lord, so we can join You there. And You are always doing MANY things in the midst of every hardship. Even if we can't see what that is, we know You are always drawing us to Yourself. So, remind us to step into You. To flee the enemy and the thoughts and decisions he wants us to think and make. Instead, remind us to draw all the nearer to You, so You will carry us through. James 4:7-12, Exodus 19:4. For through Your love, we are more than conquerors. Romans 8:31-37.
Lord, we have fretted and worried with our eyes closed, calling it prayer. Please forgive us. We know the One Who holds our future, and You are good. We don't know where this country is headed or what evil winds may yet blow away our freedom. But we know that in You there is freedom. In You there is peace. In You there is hope. Teach us to hand our future to You, trusting Your Sovereignty, and resting in Your grace. Give us the mind of Christ. For nothing is uncertain for You, O God. You hold the future in Your hands. Teach us to boldly step into battle fully armored, and shining Your light so broadly the darkness has to flee. Rise up triumphant over our troubles, O God, for we are more than conquerors through Your love. And draw this whole nation, and the world, to You. In Your name. Amen.
"I know what you're going through is hard, and what you're feeling as you go through it is even harder. I knew your need before you ever spoke it, before it ever happened. I hear your cries. I have not forgotten or abandoned you. You are always at the forefront of My thoughts every moment. There is a reason for this trial, a reason why it's so hard. I'm training you for battles yet to come and drawing you closer to Myself. You must weather this storm well to be in the right place for the next one. You must listen to your Commander, not the enemy to win this battle. And umbrellas won't work in this storm. At least not the coverings you used to trust in. Everything is different this time. The only thing that still works is faith in ME. I promise, you will not only weather this storm well, but you will come out more than a conqueror, if you armor yourself with the power of My love, and stand. "
Lord, may our love be sincere. May we hate what is evil; and cling to what is good; devoted to one another in love, honoring others above ourselves; not lacking in zeal, but full with spiritual fervor in serving You; joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer; sharing with those in need; practicing hospitality; blessing those who persecute us; rejoicing with those who rejoice; mourning with those who mourn, living in harmony with one another; humble; willing to associate with people of low position; not conceited; not to repaying evil for evil; careful to do what is right; living at peace with everyone; not taking revenge, but to leaving room for Your wrath, for it is Yours to avenge. Don't let us be overcome by evil, but empower us to overcome evil with good.
"At a time when people are praying that things done in the darkness would be exposed, it is important to remember that they are being done in darkness because that is where the souls of the evil-doers exist. Prayers, then, should also be for those who dwell in darkness to be brought into the light of the Savior." Isaiah 9:2, John 12:46, 1 John 1:5.
Pray: - we will shine forth Christ in our lives.
- For those in leadership in America who do not know the Lord to be exposed to the Light of the World, Jesus, and be drawn to Him.
- For deeds of darkness to be exposed to the light.
- For transparency in the things surrounding the presidential election.
- For courts dealing with legal challenges coming from concerns about voting irregularities."
"Iraqi Christians are still recovering from the brutal reign of ISIS, and for some believers, that threat has not fully diminished. Although ISIS has lost territory in Iraq, their ideology remains and has influenced society. Many militants have simply blended back into the general population. Another important driver of persecution are Shia militias who helped drive out ISIS and have gained authority and territory in the power vacuum left after ISIS was defeated. Additionally, Christians are dealing with a drastic reduction in their population since ISIS began their attacks, along with trauma. ... Christians from Muslim backgrounds often keep their faith a secret, since they may be attacked ... if ... discovered."
Lord, have mercy on us, please. I feel like we're living Isaiah 59 right now.
Do not let evil prevail, but punish evildoers and every act of deceit and corruption. Bring forth Your purposes, O God, and overturn the enemy's. Come and be Who You are in the midst of so much chaos. Overturn evil, and let righteousness and justice and PEACE break forth across this land by Your mighty right hand.
And save us, O God. For we need You. Desperately. Turn the tables in Your favor. Take down those bent on evil, violence and destruction. And raise up those who will follow Your lead and open the doors for salvation, justice, hope, righteousness, abundance, peace, and freedom to reign.
Lord, a battle is raging right now for this country. So many illegal things have gone on without opposition from those who should be protecting us. Truth is censored. And so much evil has been allowed to reign. We ask You to flood every corner of this nation. Where ballots are being manipulated, where people are preparing for violence, where politicians plan to play out their evil schemes, where internet and social media censor what is good and pressure people into evil.... Get up in our face, now, Lord. Overwhelm every one of us with Your grace. Turn those hearts bent on evil around to choose salvation instead. And guide us, Lord, into a new era of restoration, healing, freedom, truth, and love. Only when we choose You as our Sovereign are will we truly be free. Release us now, Lord, please, to be one nation under God.
Lord, today, we ask You for a miracle. The enemy has perpetuated lies and hidden truth to persuade this nation to make devastating choices. Override, overrun, overpower, overturn, demolish, and devastate totally every enemy plan. Bring forth into office only those who will bless this nation and seek to do what is truly good, who will listen to Your lead, fight for life, freedom, and good, and make this country safe for generations to come. Give the people of this nation wisdom from You today. May every vote come straight from Your mind to the decisions made. Whatever corruption is planned to bring about evil results, catch it in the act, and destroy those plans, so only Your purposes prevail. We trust You, Lord, no matter the outcome. For we know Your purposes are good. Hold our families and futures safe in Your hands, and do what You will, for we are Yours. In Your name. Amen.
O God, make us strong in You and in Your mighty power. Armor us fully, so we can stand as one against the devil’s schemes. Remind us that our struggle is not against people, but against the spiritual forces of evil and darkness. Empower us to stand our ground, with the belt of Truth buckled around our waist, the breastplate of Righteousness in place, our feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of Peace, the Shield of faith, with which we can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one, the helmet of Salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. May we pray in Your Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. Keep us on alert, always praying for all Your people. Give us Your words, so that whenever we speak, we will fearlessly make known the mystery of Your Gospel.
Lord, we ask You now for Your angel armies to flood this city, this country, the world. Take up residence in our homes. Flood every room and our hearts so full of Your presence and Your glory that whenever anyone enters our home or comes near us, they step into You and are overwhelmed by Your love and grace. Overrun the enemy. Crush every demonic scheme. Watch over the children, their dreams, their interactions at school and on the internet and with others who seek to do them harm. Guard their hearts as precious gardens where only Your Truth is planted and allowed to grow, and every choking lie-weed seed is destroyed before landing or taking root.
PRAYER WALL - Open our ears, Lord - John 10:27 Lord, open up our ears to hear You. We've forgotten to seek You in ALL our ways so You will direct our paths. Proverbs 3:5-6. Instead, like, sheep, we've gone our own way. Gentle Shepherd, draw us back. We need You now more than ever. Remind us that only in Your care are we safe from the enemy. Only when You watch over us does the thief steal in vain. Remind us of who we are in You. Teach us to listen to Your voice and follow Your lead. Transform us by Your kindness, until we show the world Who You are by walking so close to You they forget about us and see only You. There are yet other sheep You are calling, Lord. John 10. Let them hear Your voice and follow.
"Conversion from Islam means that someone can be stripped of their citizenship and punished under Shariah law.... Churches are outlawed, and openly carrying the Bible is illegal. The country is so tightly controlled by Islamic law that there is not even a Bible fully translated into the native language of most citizens of the Maldives.
"Maldivian Christians must keep their faith completely secret. There have been cases where spouses have only discovered after years that both of them were active Christians, as they had hidden their faith from one another. If they are discovered, they will lose their citizenship. Even owning a Bible can result in imprisonment. In practice, no church meetings are possible."
Lord, how easy it is to follow our enemy's paths, for wide they are. But the straight, high path that leads to You is narrow. Draw us there, Lord. Every person running for office right now, every person voting, every heart throughout this whole nation ... draw us into You. Get up in our face, reveal Your grace, and save us. We have wandered too far too long. Even those who believe in You have followed so many enemy paths. Forgive us, Lord. For we have chased after idols when only You can give us the peace we long for. We Your people call forth now in Your name a Great Awakening like never before. Awaken this nation - awaken the whole world - to YOU. Redeem us like only You can, and set us free. Even now, the enemy is pits every scheme possible against Your forces of Light. But You, O God, are the FORCE to be reckoned with! Show Yourself strong in the sight of all nations. Do something glorious we never imagined possible, and rescue us into Your love.
PRAYER WALL - Pray for those facing the fire - Isaiah 43
Lord, when the men who loved you in Daniel 3 were thrown into the fire, You were there with them, and they were saved, protected, safe, even joyous. Father, so many of us are facing fires of our own right now. Some are literal, some are the fires of persecution or adversity. Protect us, Lord, rescue us, draw us up into Love -- to the only place of true safety -- and carry us through the fire in Your arms.
Lord, right now so many are keeping quiet, not speaking out truth, hiding behind the lies for fear of how others will respond. Give us strength to stand, O Lord. To rise up and fight for what is right. Call out Your anointed ones to step into the midst of the battle with Your armies raging before us, and fight for what matters most. For faith, for love, for freedom, for hope, for understanding, for wisdom, for provision, for covering, for mercy, for grace, for life, for truth, for the things that are eternal. Give people of influence the courage to fight against corruption, tyranny, greed, destruction, death, manipulation, lies, and every enemy scheme.Replace our fear of man with true fear of the Lord.
Lord, if ever we have needed Your rescue, now is such a time. Tyrants control news agencies and social media, blocking the truth and perpetuating lies in order to sway the masses. Those with evil agendas have stood under a false banner appearing to fight against prejudice, while their underlying purpose is anarchy and violence. Those who fight for truth are viciously and maliciously attacked. Those with power make dangerous agreements with other global powers for their own financial gain, throwing aside our safety and freedom. We have suffered tornados, hurricanes, flood, and fire. We have lost loved ones, jobs, and more to a pandemic. If You have brought us to the end of ourselves to show us how desperately we need You, we are here. Move us to cry out for You with one voice. Bring us back to You.
Openly practicing "any religion besides Wahhabism—a purist and strict interpretation of Islam ... is illegal, and leaving Islam is punishable by death. All Saudi citizens are required to be Muslim. ... Legally, a Muslim husband can beat and divorce his wife if it’s discovered she has turned from Islam—he can also take away their children and forbid his wife from seeing them. Consequently, Saudi converts, especially women, often keep their conversion secret and follow Jesus in isolation—forced to go through the motions of Muslim beliefs while holding tight to Jesus in their hearts. ... Rape and sexual harassment remain a huge problem in Saudi Arabia. Christian women working as housemaids in Saudi homes are particularly vulnerable."
PRAYER WALL - We need You, Lord - Galatians 2:20
My son had a dream that a man known for his sin was standing in the water, two others with him. A great multitude faced them watching, ready, waiting for that baptism.
Lord, we have sinned against You. Some have even walked away from the faith to do it. Others have not yet known You. As the sins of those with great influence are exposed to the whole nation, we shake our heads; but we too, have sinned. We need You. Please move us to repentance, in the sight of many. To die to ourselves, and come alive in You. Give us such a hunger for You that we will lay down our idols and surrender our all to the One life is for.
Lift the clouds of darkness from over us, Father, and warm us with the light of Your Son.
PRAYER WALL - Psalm 18 - Riding the storm
We pray for peace and prosperity, health and safety. But more than our comfort, O God Over the All, You want our hearts. Give us courage to seek You in the storm, to let You blow away the dross and transform us in the cloud of Your presence.
Lord, we ask You for mercy, please. Dissipate this storm, like only You can. Stand at the helm of our lives and speak to the darkness, to the chaos, to the winds of destruction: "Peace. Be still." Cast out the darkness. Lift the clouds that keep us from seeing Your light. And SHINE. O Lord, it may be that we must come to the end of ourselves in order to cry out to You. But I pray we will be shaken before the end, in time to enjoy a life spent in freedom, peace, joy, unity, and love like only You can give. Turn back the tide. Calm the storm. Bring forth a mighty return to You all across this nation. May we Your people rise up as one with You and the hosts of Heaven to be the storm that flattens the enemy.
Lord, chop off the head of the enemy. Disconnect his instructions from those who do his bidding. Speak loudly and clearly, so that all hear You. Bind the enemy, and set free every mind, soul, and heart trapped by his lies and schemes. Show Your plans in such resplendent beauty and perfect purpose that those who had chosen the evil one's plans will now switch sides and fight for what is right. We ask for a re-establishing of Godly values for this country. We ask for safe cities. For true freedom. For leaders to be elected who will work together for what is good and right for this country, rather than fighting for control. Give every person wisdom to see what is right and best, and courage to choose good over evil. To choose You, Lord, and be saved. Keep this country safe for our children, and our children's children for all generations.
"Christians in the northern region and in the Middle Belt suffer from violence perpetrated by Islamic extremist groups such as militant Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram. Such violence often results in loss of life, physical injury, as well as loss of property. ... Christians are ... being dispossessed of their land and means of livelihood—and Christians with a Muslim background also face rejection from their own families. ... Increasing numbers of Christians are dressing like Muslims to ... reduce the chances of attack. ... Christians ... have been asked to give up their faith in order to obtain work. Applications for permits to build churches are ignored. ... Thousands of women remain in Boko Haram captivity. Pray for their liberation."
PRAYER WALL - What the world needs now is Jesus
Lord, we have chased our own agendas, run over people to push them, only to find we were wrong all along. We have sought what we thought would satisfy, only to find ourselves empty again. Father, these days are trying, hard for all of us in so many ways. Please empty us of all the ways we seek after what will not satisfy. Strengthen us, protect us, and satisfy us with You. Matthew 6:33.
"Christians are caught in the crossfire between government troops and rebel forces, especially at the frontlines. Additionally, Christians are at risk if forces antagonistic to Christianity rule their home regions. Even in more secure parts of Syria, Christians who have converted from Islam face pressure and discrimination from their communities. Due to their public visibility, the leaders of historical churches are particularly targeted for abduction. ... In areas controlled by radical Islamic groups, most historic churches have been either demolished or used as Islamic centers. Public expressions of Christian faith in these regions are prohibited.... Christians who converted from Islam ... risk being expelled from their family homes or worse."
Lord, You alone are Sovereign. Get up in the face of every person. Invade our space. Show Yourself strong. Overwhelm us with Your beauty. Sway us by Your grace. Woo us with Your love. Give us Your instructions and the courage to carry them out. And transform us. Give us such a hunger for You that we each seek You to guide us. Give us courage, Lord, to surrender all our opinions, ideas, hopes, and needs over to You. As we cry out to You in one voice, hear us, O Lord, and come to our rescue. Restore to this nation what is right and good and holy. Save and set free each tormented, bitter soul, until the hearts of this nation beat as one for God Almighty and for Your kingdom. Rebuild our families. Renew our hope. Restore our joy, our peace, and especially our love. We need You now. In Your name, Jesus. Amen.
Lord, we ask You for mercy on our cities. Give every person such a hunger for Love, we will lay down our weapons of hatred, slander, violence, lies, corruption, and murder and run after You instead. Protect our police officers, families, homes, businesses, and citizens from harm and evil attacks. Give us each wisdom to fight for what's right, not with lies and violence, but with truth and love. Bring criminals to justice, but most of all, to salvation. We ask You for a Great Awakening. For revival. For millions coming to faith, churches growing, and moral values realigning with Your heart of love and grace. Give every citizen wisdom to elect wise, upright officials who fight for the peace and prosperity of our cities, not for personal gain. And raise up Christians who follow Your lead to take up those leadership positions.
Pray for liberty and justice for all (from NIV):
Proverbs 21:15: When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
Exodus 23:2: Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd.
Exodus 23:1: Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.
Deuteronomy 16:20: Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.
I had a dream one night, one of those sweet heaven dreams, where the Lord is so near and everything is so real, so true. The walls were missing--those self-protective walls we put up as humans between each other and between us and the Lord. In my dream, marriages were truly intimate, sharing together, crying together, open with one another, embracing, loving each other in ways all the world could see. Parents and children saw each other, enjoyed each other, shared their hearts with one another. Gone were the temporary pleasures of false intimacy (digital devices, movies, distractions, obsession with food, pornography, ...) and all was just sweet oneness, ... one with the Lord and one with each other. I felt Him calling us back to the simpler life. We've become so busy with the things that have no value beyond the moment, we've forgotten how to live the moments that last.
"Christians in India face horrific levels of violence from extremists—thousands of attacks take place every year. Several states in India have adopted anti-conversion laws, and the ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made it clear that it wants to impose these laws nationwide. Such laws are often used as an excuse to disrupt church services and harass Christians, and make it incredibly difficult for Christians to share their faith with others. Converts to Christianity from a Hindu background are especially vulnerable to persecution and are constantly under pressure to return to Hinduism, especially through campaigns known as Ghar Wapsi ('home-coming'). They are often physically assaulted and sometimes killed."
PRAYER WALL - 1 John 4:19 - Pray we will love as He first loved us.
"It's not for nothing. All that you do for Me. I see it. But more than that, they see it. Don't gauge your worth by their response. They are filled with the pain of rejection and misunderstanding. So many around them have misunderstood, and so they imagine you, too, misunderstand. Keep reaching in. Keep loving beyond borders. Don't ever stop loving them or going the second mile. Because I never stopped going that second, and third, and 100th mile with you. Love, My love. As you first have been loved."
Lord, we ask for Your mercy. Isaiah 43:1-2. Rescue those who are trapped. Provide for their needs. Bring Christians to share food and help, but especially Your Good News. For those who have resisted You, Lord, soften and open their hearts to receive Your love. Let Your truth seep in, so they realize that all they have chased before was for nothing, and You are what they truly want, all they truly need. Supply for all their needs in such a way that they know that they know it was You who did that. Comfort them in their loss. Rebuild their lives and businesses to be founded on You, on Truth, Love, and Christ. Draw their marriages and families closer together, Lord. In the midst of such disaster and trials, we ask You, Lord, for a miracle. Dry up the waters as You did for Moses and the people of Israel. Rescue those facing death, and bring new life and freedom. In the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 55:6-11 - Rain
Lord, please have mercy. Forgive us for the ways we have wandered far from You. We need You now, Lord, so desperately. Put out the fires that destroy our land and the people we love. Bring the healing rains of Your righteousness to renew our land and hearts. Make salvation spring up from the ground. Isaiah 45:8. Save us, revive us, grow us, remake us. Heal our land, O God, and heal us.
Peace in the Middle East - Numbers 6:24-26
Lord, we ask You for protection over our leader and the leaders of Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and the others who are now considering peace. Block every evil plan of the enemy to stop this, and move things into place for every leader considering signing to boldly step forward and do so. For those who are afraid or angry, Lord, meet them in their dreams. Speak to them in such powerful ways that they will not only courageously make moves toward peace with Israel and other nations, but also choose peace with You, O God. Save this whole region. Bring forth a movement of Your Spirit like never before, with millions laying down their weapons of war and choosing to bow to Love instead.
Lord, we've lost loved ones, homes, businesses, livelihoods, hope. We've faced pandemic, death, fire, hurricane, violence, prejudice, loss. We've stood up for what we thought was right, only to find we were wrong. We've chased our dreams, only to see them destroyed. We've focused on what we thought was important, only to lose it all. We've fought against freedom, attacked our brothers, bullied others with our agendas, only to find we were misled. When will we learn, O God, that You are the One we need? That Love is what conquers all? When will we humble ourselves before You and seek Your face? Forgive us, Father. We have sinned. We do not deserve Your favor, but please, O God, have mercy on us now, and change us.
O God, come to our rescue - Isaiah 46:4
Lord, so many have lost homes, businesses, family members, livelihoods, and we stand to lose so much more. But for Your rescue. When we cry out to You, Father, hear us and rescue us. Do it in a way we know that we know You alone can save us. Comfort us in our loss. Pour out Your mercy. Shield us from harm. Rescue us from disaster. Heal, restore, and rebuild us. Draw us into Your infinite love. And transform us. Lift the veil from our eyes so we see You as You truly are. Bring to us those who love You with all their hearts, who will shine Your love into the darkest of circumstances and help us turn the battle through Your power, grace, truth, and freedom. Call us to Yourself, and save us, O God of Mercy. We need You. In Your name. Amen.
"Christians are forbidden from sharing their faith with non-Christians in Iran, and it is illegal to produce Christian literature or hold church services in Farsi, the most common language in Iran. ... If Christians attend an underground house church, they face the constant threat of arrest. Believers from Muslim backgrounds usually keep their faith secret. Leaders of Christian convert groups have been arrested, prosecuted and have received long prison sentences for 'crimes against the national security.' Secret house churches are monitored and frequently raided, and dozens of Christians are imprisoned in appalling conditions. Christians from Armenian and Assyrian churches are allowed to practice their faith openly, but they still face discrimination, and it is illegal for them to share the gospel with Muslims."
Lord, this year has brought on many trials.... Increased persecution, pandemic, heartache, loss, violence and evil, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, fires, floods, financial loss, battles great and small.... We thank You, Lord, that even through it all, Your joy sustains us. We say again, "I put my hope in You, O God."
So many around us have poured their anger into political and other divisive issues. Please, Lord, use us as a constant flowing spring of Your love, dousing the flames of pride, blame, anger, violence, and division, and pointing all eyes to the Living Water. As they see the trials we go through, and the love, peace, joy, and faith in You that flows through us despite pain and loss, may they be drawn to Your fire burning in us like moths to a flame, and surrender their lives to You.
PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 43, 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 - Mercy in the midst of the fire
Lord, please have mercy on us. With Your Living Water, douse every fire that threatens us. When we call to You, hear us, O God, and answer. Be our Shield, our Comforter, our Home. For we have wandered far from You. And now our homes, our livelihoods, our freedom, everything we have trusted in -- even our own lives -- are going up in flames. We need You, God. Here in the midst of the fire, let us see You with us, holding out Your arms full of grace, ready to save. Set us free from all that has consumed us that is not You. Change our minds, transform our hearts, and revive us, O Lord, and consume us with desire for You alone. In Your name. Amen.
PRAYER WALL - Micah 6:8 - Pray for revival of faith and moral values
Lord, overcome the darkness with Your Light. Shine into every corner of our hearts, and transform us. Set us free from the things that bind us to darkness, and make us into a people after Your own heart. Raise up leaders who walk in integrity, virtue, uprightness, humility, kindness, and faith in You. Give people such a hunger for truthfulness and trustworthiness that we will recognize it and become that ourselves.
PRAYER WALL - James 4:10 - Repentance and humility
Lord, we have wandered far from You. We have placed our own pain, our own purposes, vengeance, anger, selfishness, pride, control, judgment, vanity, and so much more above You. We have left our First Love. Forgive us, Lord. All the ways that we have pushed our own agendas without seeking Yours have brought us nowhere. Peace, hope, faith, love, joy, purpose, meaning, rightness, truth ... are only found in You. Break our pride, O God. Give us a hunger for You. Heal us. Free us. And turn our hearts back to You. May we run after You with such a passion, we leave this world behind and live for only You. In Your name. Amen.
I had a dream last night that the armies of God were spying on the enemy, breaking apart his plans before they could ever be put in place.
Lord, break apart the enemy's plans before they even start. Shut him down completely. Make his every move so laughable and silly, no person will go along with it. But all will think it so utterly ridiculous, we will choose the right and good and holy way instead. There are those bent on doing evil for their own pleasure, because they have been hurt or rejected, so they seek to feel in charge, in control, and to gratify their own fleshly desires. Block them from the places they mean to go and the evil deeds they mean to do. And heal them, Lord. Draw them into Your arms, transformed by Your love and grace.
Lord, so many think themselves wise but are consumed with the one purpose of slandering and promoting lies. James 3:13-18 says, "Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such 'wisdom' does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness." Silence those who promote demonic "wisdom," and point us to You. For Your name is Wisdom. 1 Corinthians 1:26-31.
"Civil war in Yemen has ... allowed radical Islamic groups to expand their operations in certain areas, leading to Christians being abducted and killed. Open church activities are forbidden and leaving Islam is not allowed. Muslims who decide to follow Jesus could face the death penalty.
"Christians suffer from the general humanitarian crisis in the country, but Yemeni Christians are additionally vulnerable since emergency relief is mostly distributed through Islamic organizations and local mosques, which are allegedly discriminating against all who are not considered to be devout Muslims."
Lord, Satan has been putting many evil plots in place for a long time in order to bring this country to this place in time where he has been allowed the upper hand in so many ways. But we know Who is truly in control. So now, Lord, we ask You to divide the enemy in upon himself so he will fall. His lies have been so boldfaced of late, they can no longer be called subtle. So, Lord, we ask You to make the truth so loud, so widespread, so obvious that everyone believing the lies will feel so utterly foolish, they will do a complete about-face, drop their impossible hopes, and put their hope where there truly is a chance for good changes to come. Split apart and scatter every enemy scheme so far from each other and so completely halted and destroyed that they can never unite again to do those evil things planned. Every evil scheme disjointed, destroyed, annihilated. Every man, woman, and child affected by those lies now turning against those evil schemes, and rising up to fight for what is good and right and moral and true and just. And every evildoer brought to justice. We call for a day of reckoning now for the enemy. Destroy his plans. Destroy his destruction. Destroy the father of lies. And You, O Lord, rise up and show Yourself strong. Bring Satan and those who follow him to justice now, before election day. Make everyone who has been standing on his side feel so silly they will abandon their ridiculous stands and choices, and stand with You. You Who are Truth, get up in our face, show us Your grace, and draw every man, woman, and child into You. Unite us, Lord. May we once again be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. In Your name. Amen.
Stand - Ephesians 6:10-18
Lord, don't let us cower in fear of what is to come, but give us courage to stand strong, to love beyond borders. Help us continue to stand for what is right and good, no matter how many stand against us.
Dare to Be a Mighty Warrior has practical, tactical strategies for overcoming the enemy in the battlefield of the mind, and removing the barriers to oneness with Christ and others. The women's version is Delight to Be a Woman of Wonder, so couples, lifegroups, and others can study together. Many have found freedom from anxiety through making the strategies in these books a lifestyle.
Lord, help us remember that our brother is not our enemy. Remind us to fight together against the true enemy. Help us understand each other, and pray before we speak, before we react, before we imagine what someone is thinking. Remind us to ask you, Lord, how you see that person, and then flood us with your love, so we can love them purely, with ample grace, even as you have given us abundant grace. Remind us, Lord, to fight the right fight. We have a real enemy in the forces of darkness, and the way we fight and truly win is to love. Romans 8. Remind us of that, for we have often forgotten. Forgive us for the times when we have raged against our brothers and sisters, instead of fighting for them against our real enemy. Cleanse us of anger and malice and unforgiveness, and renew us with your love peace and joy. In your name. Amen.
Lord, turn back every curse spoken against those You have put in place to do good. Make a way for those who have been deceived by lies to hear truth in a way they can easily understand, and turn them around to make choices that bring about what is right and good, rather than being used by the enemy for evil. Bless Your people mightily, Lord, as we seek to bless the nation and the world. Bring forth the complete downfall of the enemy. Rise up, O God, and show Yourself strong for all to see. Be the God of Miracles. Heal the sick, transform hearts from darkness to light, and bring life where the enemy has sought destruction and death. Reverse the curses of death and destruction to hit the enemy with just exactly that! We speak LIFE and BLESSINGS now over those You are using for Your purposes. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
People of God, rise up now, for victory is ours in Christ. Walk out in His love, for LOVE conquers all. Stand in Love, and you will stand.⚔️??❤️
We the people of Sovereign Almighty God, who love and follow Jesus, who gave His life for us and rose again for our salvation and freedom, declare that He alone is God, and that Jesus is the only Way, Truth, and Life. We remind the powers of darkness that they are defeated, for Christ has won the victory. Ephesians 3:10-12, Hebrews 10:14. He has broken the curse of sin and death. Our debt has been paid, and by His sacrifice we are now sons and daughters of the Living God, under His Sovereign protection and covering. All curses, hexes, vexes, ungodly prayers, evil rituals, vows, sacrifices, charms, enchantments, lies, attacks, slander, poverty, illnesses, ailments, accidents, mental illnesses, temptations, compulsions, confusion, and other evil directed against us, the family of God, our bodies, minds, marriages, families, properties, ministries, and against others God has placed in a position to bring forth His good purposes are hereby canceled, cut off, and reversed to bring destruction upon the enemy instead, and we declare and claim God's blessings in abundance over our lives to wash away every trace of the enemy. Together with Jesus and by His authority we declare all shows of power by the father of lies are a hoax, for there is only One True Power, the Lord God Almighty, the Most High, who has already defeated you. We repent of fear, worry, anxiety, depression, and all related mental states that have distanced us from Truth. We renounce all lies, and direct our gaze to the Awesome God of Glory to trust in His goodness and to fear Him alone. We pronounce death and destruction on the armies of Satan, and LIFE abundant for the armies of God. John 10:10. To those who have fallen to Satan's plots, and especially those he has used to persecute God's people, we now call upon the Lord Almighty to break enemy chains, and release those people to have a face-to-face encounter with the God of Love. Lift the evil veil from their eyes so they see You as You truly are. Give them courage and faith to step out of darkness into Your glorious Light. We declare that Light ALWAYS overcomes darkness. Amen.
As Sudan pushes for a Shariah State, "the government has arrested or intimidated many Christian leaders, and numerous churches have been demolished.... Extremists have attacked Christians, especially in the Nuba Mountain region, where thousands of Christians have been killed or displaced.... Christian converts with a Muslim background are particularly at risk since the law officially punishes conversion from Islam to another religion by death. They usually refrain from owning Christian materials or accessing Christian TV or websites. If discovered, these could be used as evidence against them by family or officials."
Lord, raise up godly leaders for this country, each leader of every office Your choice to suppress wrong, and bring forth right. Raise up godly men and women who truly care about this nation, who will not fall to evil or selfish agendas, but will fight to see freedom and justice prevail. Bring forth a Great Awakening in this nation, Lord, and all across the world, turning all eyes to You. Meet us in our dreams, get up in our face, invade our space. Show such love and signs and miracles that none can deny Your sovereignty. Give every person running for office a hunger for You, courage to choose salvation, and wisdom to walk in Your ways. Stop those who censor or distort truth, and expose every lie. May every evil plot fall to the ground, and You good purposes prevail.
O Lord, we have wandered so far from You, each one to our own ways, and we have brought destruction down upon ourselves because of our waywardness. We've forgotten Who our Creator is and why we were created, and we have worshipped our own ends rather than bowing to Your perfect will and plans. We need You, Lord. Have mercy on us. Come and meet us in our depraved state. Awaken Your might, and awaken us. Come and save us, Lord. Make Your face shine upon us that we may be saved. Show Yourself glorious, so we cannot look away. Show us Your love, O Lord. Awaken us to Who You truly are, so we will throw away our idols and worship You alone. Restore us once again to the purpose for which we were formed: to know You, enjoy You, love You, and love others through Your love.
In Eritrea,"Christians who aren’t members of state-approved churches are considered agents of the West and a threat to the state. Hundreds ... are in prison.... Some are held in shipping containers in scorching temperatures. Young Christians can be forced to join the armed forces.... Both converts from a Muslim background and cross-denominational converts from an Orthodox background face harsh mistreatment from their families and communities. Government security forces conduct many house-to-house raids and have arrested hundreds of Christians.... The church continues to pray fervently, win hearts and grow in numbers."
Pray for the President -2 Chronicles 14:11
Lord, we ask for Your protection over our president. Be his Shield. Surround him with Your angels. Transform him so radically, the whole country will see the change, and hunger for You. Teach him to seek You in all his ways, so You will direct his paths. Proverbs 3:5-7. Rally Your armies to see to the fulfillment of Your plans. Protect our country, Lord, from every evil plot. From violence, anarchy, oppression, persecution, lawlessness, Godlessness, devaluing of life, lack of morals, loss of virtue, social evils, indoctrination of our children, and power in evil hands. Lord, we ask You for an awakening all across this nation, that millions will lay down their agendas and idols, seek You with all their hearts, and find You. May we return to being one nation under God. Fight for us, Lord. We need You.
As a Muslim state, "Occupations seen as low, dirty and derogatory are reserved for Christians by the authorities. Many Christians are poor and some are victims of bonded labor. ... Extremists regularly target (Christians and churches) for (violent) attacks, ... making it difficult and dangerous to live out one’s faith in public. ... Pray for peace for Christians who converted from Islam. Family, friends and neighbors see these conversions as shaming the community. Pray Christians accused under blasphemy laws will not face violence or mob 'justice' and that they would stand strong in the midst of this dangerous trial. Pray for protection of Christian women and girls who are often raped and then forcefully married to Muslim men in the community. This usually results in forced conversions."
Pray for fathers to grow up in love.
Without God, the people perish. Lord, give fathers the courage to love You with all their hearts, even if they've never seen that kind of love before. To be faithful to their wives, innocent of evil, excellent in what is good, so that You, O God of Peace, will soon crush Satan underneath our feet. Romans 16:19-20. Raise up men who will walk in integrity, listening to Your lead and following You in all they do. Invade the lives of every boy and man in this nation, calling them to rise up and be who they were created to be in You. Strong and courageous. Loving and kind. History-makers. World changers through Your leading and love. Beginning in their own circle of influence, and especially in their families.
PRAYER WALL - Jeremiah 29:13 - Pray for seekers in closed countries to find Jesus.
A man in a Muslim country in northern Africa wanted to become a Christian, and found more than 100 Christians on IG, but NONE would answer his question of how to know Jesus! Authorities got a hold of his phone and beat him, leaving him in a coma for four months. He was living on the street when he finally found me on IG. I shared the Gospel with him, and now, he believes.
Pray for those who are desperate to know Christ, that they will seek Him with all their heart and find Him. Here's a story from Open Doors of a Muslim woman who found Jesus on FB. Find out more about unreached peoples.
Lord, please remove from office every member of Congress who is bent on Satan's agendas, and replace them with upright people who listen to You and have the courage to do what is truly right for this nation. Expose every lie, every selfish, slanderous or foolish plot, and bring forth Your good purposes. Block every enemy scheme. Meet every member of Congress in such powerful ways, they must bow to Your Sovereignty, and choose to listen to You and fight for what's right. Get up in their face, invade their space, and speak to them. Remind them of what they're in office for, and give them courage to stand against temptation, fear and threats, and do their job, making just and right decisions and laws that bless this nation and its citizens,families and businesses in bountiful ways.
PRAYER WALL - Human trafficking - Isaiah 51:9-23
Lord, envelop victims in Your love so completely, whatever the enemy does against them disappears in the vastness of Your love and grace. Be their Shield, such that every evil act against them comes up against YOU, O God, and stops short! Even backfires! This very moment, Lord, expose every human trafficker, and take them down. Open the door, make a way out. Get the oppressed to safety. Reunite them with their families. Storm the dens where they are hidden. Bring to justice those who oppress and enslave them. And heal each heart and body. Set them free from the traumas, addictions, oppression, and thoughts that torment them. Give them a safe place, where they can rest and be healed. Set the captives free, O God. Set them free!
"Libyan Christians with a Muslim background face violent and intense pressure to renounce their faith.... Churches for Libyans are forbidden, and Libyan Christians must keep their faith completely secret. Christians who publicly express their faith and try to share the Christian faith with others face the risk of arrest and violence at the hands of their families, communities or violent Islamic militants.... Migrant Christians who have been arrested and detained while trying to reach Europe often end up in one of the overcrowded detention centers around Tripoli. Others do not even make it that far, but are directly delivered into the hands of criminal groups or human traffickers ... forced into heavy labor in the agricultural sector or pushed into prostitution."
PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:7-8
During this time of quarantine, many children have been confined at home with verbally and otherwise abusive parents. Spouses have also endured much abuse.
And so has our president, and many others who are in a position to bring blessings to our nation instead of anarchy. Pray the verbal and other assaults will be silenced, truth will reign, and those who have been beaten down will seek the Lord, rise up in His empowering, fight for God's purposes, and defeat the enemy.
Pray for those who are verbally abused, that God will
- Be a Shield around them protecting them from every evil assault
- Mend their wounded hearts
- Break every curse spoken over them
- Turn the curses into blessings
- Give them courage to forgive
- Conquer every lie with His truth
- Set them free from depression, anxiety, rejection, self-defense, anger, and other strongholds the enemy has sought to build in their hearts
- Rescue them and save them
- Shut the mouths of their persecutors, and silence the enemy speaking through them
- Pursue and transform the hearts of the persecutors, until they choose Christ as Savior
PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:11 - Unending Joy
- Pray the wayward will remember God and return home, so we can all rejoice together.
- Pray for those who have been bound up in darkness, despair, and depression, that we will trust in God's goodness, let Him overturn every lie with the truth that sets us free, and dance in the joy of our salvation.
If you or someone you love struggles with depression, anxiety, or other strongholds, please see the strategies for overcoming the enemy in the battlefield of the mind in Delight to Be a Woman of Wonder or Dare to Be a Mighty Warrior.
Conversion to Christianity is regarded as a betrayal of the Somali family and clan. If Somalis are suspected of being converts, family members and clan leaders will harass, intimidate and even kill them. Christians with a Muslim background are regarded as high-value targets by al-Shabab operatives and have often been killed on the spot when discovered. ... This group has repeatedly expressed its desire to eradicate Christians from the country. ... Christians also face serious persecution from family, extended family members and the community at large. ... As a result, most Somali Christians keep their faith completely secret. But despite the risks, Somali people are coming to faith in Jesus—some in miraculous ways."
PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:5-11 - truth unleashed
Let's pray today that EVERY LIE will be EXPOSED. And TRUTH WILL PREVAIL. That truth will explode from out of the cages where it's been confined, and every last person will KNOW it. That the One whose name is the Truth, the Way, and the Life will ride in and rescue those who are beaten down, that His armies will prevail against the darkness, and those who mean evil will fall; those who mean good will rise up, pick up His standard, and win this battle. That every person on both sides will hunger for the living God, believe, and be saved. That God will bring forth a Great Awakening in this nation and throughout the world, and that what the enemy meant for evil will turn out to be a door opened to the Light, so that evil is brought down and millions are saved.
PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:6 - Salvation of our leaders, neighbors, loved ones
Lord, lift the veil from their eyes so they can see You as You truly are. Give them a hunger for You. Meet them in their dreams, talk to them throughout the day. Pursue them relentlessly, and love them into Your arms. Tear down every barrier that stands in the way, and set them free from the chains that bind them to Satan's purposes for their lives. Open up the way for them to hear Your Good News in such a way that they fully understand, and give their lives to You. When they cry out to You, O Lord, answer them. Come quickly to their rescue, and save them. Change their lives so dramatically that everyone around them will take note, and long for You, as well. In Your name. Amen.
"As an Islamic society, it is illegal for an Afghani person to leave Islam.... Christians may be sent to a mental hospital—because their families believe no sane person would leave Islam. They may also be beaten or even killed by family members, or members of Islamic extremist groups like the Taliban. Any visible acts of Christian worship are dangerous. If someone is found even exploring any faith other than Islam, the penalty can be death. Christians will be employed as long as it is believed they are Afghan Muslims. If it is discovered that they are even exploring Christianity, immediate action is taken to re-indoctrinate them.... This can mean torture."
"If North Korean Christians are discovered, they are deported to labor camps as political criminals or even killed on the spot. Driven by the state, Christian persecution in North Korea is extreme and meeting other Christians to worship is nearly impossible unless it’s done in complete secrecy.... If a Christian has a Bible, or part of one, it will be carefully hidden and only read when the believer is sure they are alone. Most Christians do not even tell their own children about their faith until the kids are older teenagers, for fear that they may let something slip. When Christians are discovered, they will be arrested and imprisoned in one of North Korea’s terrible labor camps, where they are worked like slaves and often tortured; most are never able to escape."
Pray for persecuted Christians throughout the world, especially those in imminent danger, that God will rescue them so miraculously, their persecutors will repent & choose Jesus. Top 10 most dangerous countries for Christians:
- North Korea
Lord, we ask You for those throughout the world who are oppressed. Comfort them. Meet them in their anguish, and show them Your great love. May those who have had no way to hear about Your salvation experience it now, Lord. For You formed them to know You, enjoy You, and draw others into Your love. But so many have been cut off from Your Good News, and have fallen prey to those stronger than they. They are abused, tortured, beaten down, run out of their homes, discriminated against. They live constantly in fear. Set them free now, O Lord, with Your perfect love. Meet them in such powerful ways they will know it is You who rescues them. Crush their oppressors. Set the captives free.
PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:12b-13a
How many times have you made decisions based on fear?
And how many times have you seen those in leadership -- even now -- making decisions not based on truth or wisdom, but on fear of man?
Let's pray for those who need freedom from anxiety and fear, that the Lord will expose every enemy lie, tear it down with His truth, and that we will remember what we were created for - not to live in fear or to bully others into living in fear - but to know God's great love for us, love Him back, and draw others to Him through His love in us. Because "Perfect love drives out fear." 1 John 4:18
PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:12a
Pray for unreached peoples who still have no way to hear about Jesus, cut off from the Gospel by oppressive governments, language barriers, closed borders, and other barriers. Pray God will give them a hunger for Him, open the way for them to hear the Good News in a way they can easily understand, and give them courage to believe in Christ, even under threat of persecution.
For information on people groups yet unreached by the Gospel, visit JoshuaProject.com.
PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:11
Pray God will set us free from the things that bind us to enemy purposes, and empower us to step out boldly in oneness with Christ and each other, to proclaim God's truth and share His love.
Pick up sticks. That's all it is. If you don't pick up an issue just so, you're out of the game. Satan wants us to live in fear, but it's all just a heap of touchy sticks.
Pray Sovereign God will rise up, sweep away enemy schemes, and set us free to worship Him alone.
(From Jeremiah 29:11-14) Lord, rise up and show Yourself strong. Put into effect what must happen for our children and the generations to come to have a hope and a future, to prosper and be safe from harm. When we cry out to You, O Lord, in prayer, listen to us. Even though we have been wayward and rebellious, choosing lies over truth, and promoting our own agendas, forgetting to ask You for Yours, forgive us, please, now, Lord. Pursue us, and set us free from the chains that have bound us to our idols. Give us a hunger for You. Drive us to seek You with all our hearts, for You have promised that when we seek You, we will find You, if we look for You in earnest. Be found by us now, Lord, so we will be found in You. And bring us back from captivity. In Jesus' name. Amen.
"Lord, we ask You to lift the cloud of darkness from over this nation, the world, and every heart. Raise up an army of prayer warriors who will cry out to You day and night between the porch and the altar. Joel 2. Hear our cry, O Lord: We need Jesus. We need freedom from the darkness that edges in closer, and indeed has overtaken us. We need You, God, to overthrow the enemy, and overflow us with Your Spirit. To fill us with the fullness of Love. To give us compassion for those who are hurting, courage to stand up and fight. And the way we fight is with our prayers. Our prayers DO matter. We can't see what's happening in the heavenly realms, but we know that You, God, are calling us now to pray. To stand up and cry out to the God that we love, the One who created us and brought this nation into being for the very purpose of having freedom to worship God. We cry out to the One who built this nation on faith to now bring back that faith. Whatever hope has been lost, renew it now, Lord. Wherever faith has drowned in the midst of fear and violence, hatred and tragedy, renew our faith now. We need You. Rise up, O God, and show yourself Strong. Bring forth miracles and signs and wonders from Your hand to show all of us who You really are. Do not hide Yourself any longer. But rise up and be the God that You are in broad daylight for all to see. Pour out Your love like a flood, overflowing this whole nation and world, pushing out the evil and cleansing every heart, setting us free to worship the One we were created for. For we have lost ourselves in the midst of the mess. We have lost our purpose. We have forgotten the God we love. Remind us, Lord, quickly. Now. Only You can save us. In Jesus' name. Amen."
I dreamed the government was trashed. There were listening devices and other large items strewn all over the ground in disarray at the entrance, but no guards. Only one man, who was trying to sweep up trash, but had lost hope. We were on orders from the Lord to drive the prayers of the saints into the structure (and in those prayers were bills for laws that would truly help the needy). I asked the man for help to clear a path, and he said he would, but it would take too long, so we just drove over the garbage.
People of God, don't lose hope. Keep praying. Because our government is made up of people, so the only way it will change is for people's hearts and minds to be changed, and the only One Who can do that is God.
Lord, arise now, with healing in Your wings. Malachi 4:2. Make Your love and mercy known far and wide. Bring about healings, and miracles and wonders by Your mighty hand. Protect those who are susceptible. Provide for those in need. Heal the sick. Empower the weak. Give wisdom to the leaders in every town and state and nation. Give every person wisdom to protect those around them from infection. Bring forth a cure. Raise up Christians who will speak Your Word in love, and help those in need, showing the whole world what Your love is like, and making such a huge difference that thousands upon thousands will flock to You like deer pant for water brooks. When we cry out to You, O Lord, hear us, answer us, and change us. Do not let us miss what You're doing in us through all this.
I had a dream about how we come into this world, into each situation, way too strong, too self-important, too conscious of how we look, of how others will perceive us, or of our need to be in control. People were walking around with imaginary self-protective "walls.". But in reality it was just a thin line, a mere thread -- not a wall at all. The thread went before them everywhere they went, and they looked to it, relied on it to protect them. But the line only served to mark them as an easy, unprotected target for the enemy to attack. Only when people dropped their solidity, and chose to be transparent, did everything finally become bright and clear and right. Only then were they truly protected. For the enemy couldn't find them when they disappeared. Pray God's people will be transparent, lettting Him be our Hiding Place.
Lord, we ask You for miracles and signs and wonders by Your hand. Show Yourself strong, Lord, to the nation and to the world. Heal the sick. Mend the broken. May the blind see. The lame walk. The dead rise again. May the prisoners in dark dungeons of hatred, violence, depression, anxiety, lust, and every other evil prison built by Satan's lies ... now be set free ... to worship You as You created us to.
Want to hear more about this miraculous God? Read Pursued by the God of Miracles, and share your own miraculous stories in the comments. Let's build each other's faith!
Pray God will meet evildoers in their dreams, block their paths, help the helpless, get up in the face of those who persecute, and transform their minds and hearts through His love. To heal hurting hearts. Make the blind see. Silence the mouths of liars and expose their lies. Unlock the mouths of those who speak truth. Bring down those in power bent on evil. Replace them with those who will bring forth His good purposes. To renew a fear of the Lord. That He will perform such mighty miracles, we will stop our evil deeds and be reminded once again of what we were created for -- to know His love, love Him, and love others throughHis love. Until we live that purpose we were created for, we will know no true fulfillment in life, no matter how much power we have, how rich we get, or how many sexual sins we commit.
If ever there was a time for Your church to rise up and shine, to throw off the bushels we've hidden Your light beneath, it is now, Lord. Matthew 5:14-16. Give us the mind of Christ to stop our bickering against one another about the things we actually agree upon, and to pray in unity and in Your power. Let Your Light shine so brightly in this present darkness that the masses will be drawn to You like moths to a flame. Lift the veil from our eyes. Let us see the true battle that is raging. For "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12. Give us eyes to see what You're doing and join You there. Ears to hear what You're saying and submit. Mouths to speak Your words and overcome darkness with Light; lies with Truth; hatred and destruction and violence with love and peace. Show us what satan is doing. Let us see straight through the chaos and distraction to streamline our prayers and target the true problem, bringing forth Your right resolution. Empower us to hit the mark. Every prayer. Every thought. Every word spoken. Every action taken. Every key pressed. Wherever the flame of our passion for You has dwindled, reignite it now. Reign in us and over us and through us. Do not let us be swayed this way or that by the voices that scream all around us. Silence the lies, and take down the enemy. Fine-tune our ears to heed only Yours. Destroy satan's plans, such that destruction and chaos fall upon him now, and we are released from our entanglement in his schemes. Let us hear You clearly, for You alone are Life. You are the One we are clamoring for, we just haven't realized it yet.
Make us strong and courageous to fight the right fight. John 1:1-5, 10:10, 16:33
Let's rise up as a mighty, shining army to expose the deeds of darkness, and invite those who have been bound to its power into God's love. For love is the greatest power of all. Love defeats the enemy. Every. Time. People of God, let us rise up now, and love like never before. Take the time to step into His arsenal and choose each weapon carefully. For every person, every situation, is different. You must use the proper tactic to fire His love arrows true and straight, so light will triumph over darkness, and love will rise up and take over hatred. For love is stronger than death. And light always expels darkness. The fight will not be easy, but the love you are armed with is not your own. It is Christ's love flowing through you - love with the power to heal, save, raise from the dead, transform.... Indeed, God is your Arsenal. For God is Love. 1 John 4.
Lord, we ask You for protection over children, especially during this time of quarantine, as families are locked inside. Give each child a safe place to go. Be a Shield around them. As a parent or someone else approaches to harm, molest, rape, or kill, distract them, Lord, and give that child a way of escape. Bind up the offender, and make them unable to carry through with the evil they had planned. Push out the armies of darkness from every home, and invade with Your light. Give parents such a hunger for You, they will drop their evil ways, and pick up the Bible instead, turning this long confinement into a beautiful familytime of peace, love, joy, JESUS, and a remembrance of what this life is all about -- to know You, to feel Your great love for us, to love You back, and to love others through Your love.
Lord, we ask You for our youth, that You will give them a hunger for You. Ground them deep in faith. When they call to You, answer them in powerful ways. Give them a passion for Your Word, and clarity to distinguish truth from lies. Bring to them Godly relationships who will challenge them to run all the harder after You. Bind Your mind to theirs, so they will see and understand through Your eyes, making wise decisions through the power of Your Spirit, rather than bending to the will of those around them. Deliver them from depression, anxiety, lust, rejection, and every other mindset they battle. Be a Shield around their minds and hearts, blocking every evil assault. Bring to them Godly spouses who will love You with all their hearts; and give them courage and purity as they wait for the one You have for them.
The Lord is calling His church now to rise up and step into His covenant promise from 2 Chronicles 7:14 (niv):
"If My people, who are called by My name, will
1. HUMBLE themselves and
2. PRAY and
3. SEEK MY FACE and
4. TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS,
then I will
1. HEAR from heaven, and
2. I will FORGIVE THEIR SIN and
3. will HEAL THEIR LAND"
I had a dream that I was watching a board game, but there were new rules. The opponent could now move across the board fast, like a streak of light. But with a certain card, we could block him, if we moved fast.
There are forces in play in realms we cannot see. Our playing card is humble, repentant prayer. Ephesians 6:10-20, Revelation 8:1-5, 2 Chronicles 7:14.
"For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12 rsv